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Blumenthal No Vote Hypocrisy On Gorsuch

March 31, 2017 By Staff
Blumenthal No Vote Hypocrisy On Gorsuch

Blumenthal continues to question Gorsuch's "core beliefs" and character.

Today, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) made it official: he will cast a no vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch.

When Blumenthal threatened a no vote earlier this year, Reclaim Connecticut covered how some Medal of Honor recipients accused Blumenthal of hypocrisy in questioning Gorsuch’s qualifications when he was accused of “stolen valor.”

In his 2010 campaign for U.S. Senate, Blumenthal repeatedly suggested that he served in Vietnam, when in fact he obtained multiple deferments to avoid deployment. This fact was laid out in detail in a letter written by 14 Medal of Honor recipients and published in the Washington Examiner:

The fact you repeatedly and consistently claimed to have served in Vietnam is a gross case of stolen valor in our opinion. You obtained at least five military deferments between 1965 and 1970, at least two of which were seemingly political favors to you so that you could avoid joining us in a war zone.

Blumenthal’s made his case for opposing Gorsuch’s appointment in a recent op-ed written in Hartford Courant, in which Blumenthal continues to question Gorsuch’s “core beliefs” and character.